WINTER PARK, Fla. – World Productions has promoted Randy Vance, Robert Stephens and Seth Olsen at Boating Life magazine, World Publications Water Sports Editorial Director Tom James reported in a statement today.
Randy Vance, Boating Life’s editor since 2000, was promoted to editor-in-chief. Robert Stephens, with World Productions since 1994, has been promoted to editor, according to the company. Stephens has worked on Boating Life for three years after moving over from WaterSki magazine.
"Randy has more than 25 years of experience in the boating industry as well as an unsurpassed knowledge of market needs and trends," said James. "We want all that know-how to help the magazine create brand extensions and spark new business."
Vance will continue to oversee the editorial direction and content development of Boating Life, while Stephens will focus on development and execution of the editorial content, stated the company.
Boating Life will also get a new art director as 10-year World Publications veteran, Seth Olsen, will take the reins. Olsen is an award-winning designer who worked on Wake Boarding for a decade, the company reported.
"The addition of Seth rounds out our exceptional editorial team here at Boating Life," said James. "His energy and talents will be a real asset to the magazine’s design and creative direction."